This week in music history commemorates the death of Sandy West, the original drummer and one of the founding members of the original all-girl punk band The Runaways. She was a pioneering musician at a time when males dominated the hard-punk scene. The Runaways was one of the first all-female groups to come out of […]
About Alleya Weibel
I’m a violin performance major, and when not studying music you can find me at shows, playing with bands, hanging out with my dog, or eating pizza. I listen to music and write things!
This week, WPGU’s Alleya Weibel got to sit down with Tim Nordwind, co-founder and bassist in OK Go, ahead of their show this Saturday, September 13th at The Canopy Club. Alleya: What’s it like starting a band in Chicago? Tim: Chicago was a great place to start, for us. There were some very healthy indie […]
Classes started last week at the University of Illinois, meaning the past week has been a little hectic for most students and residents of Champaign-Urbana. During this week I have reflected on some songs that represent how I spent my summer, including new music I was shown, stumbled on to, or forced to listen to […]
The Illiac Spring Music Festival is coming up soon, so why not spend your Monday getting familiar with some of the artists coming to Downtown Urbana? Get pumped for the free festival on May 10th. Those Darlins – Optimist Nashville rockers Those Darlins will be headlining the festival. They’re known for their rock/country sound and […]
When you meet a Cloud Nothings fan, the conversation can vary depending heavily on which album they are familiar with, due to the vast differences between their first three albums. Attack on Memory is flooded with patterns of build-to-explode song forms, their self-titled is lighter and upbeat, and Turning On is fuzzy and has a […]
Last Friday WPGU 107.1 kicked off the Valentine’s weekend with the Bitterness Bash, hosted at Firehaus. Contestants wrote their broken hearts out to compete in having the ultimate bitter valentine’s story, for prizes such as Illini Men’s Basketball tickets, Blackhawks tickets, and a trip for two to Miami. The event was kicked off by Social […]